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Planned Parenthood Takes Another Hit From The Right: Loses Support of Susan G. Komen Foundation

It looks like the rabid right to lifers won a small victory this week. Succumbing to pressure from the right, the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation has announced that it is cutting ties with Planned Parenthood. A long time contributor to Planned Parenthood, the foundation will stop funding of all Komen sponsored breast cancer screening and education at all Planned Parenthood centers. The foundation did not even have the courage to respond with Planned Parenthood’s requests to meet with the Komen board of directors.
Fortunately, Planned Parenthood has established an emergency fund, thanks to the generous gift of $250,000 from the Amy and Lee Fikes Foundation. This Breast Health Emergency Fund is expected to help offset the 19 programs that will be lost from the Komen Foundation.

When will these right wing, religious zealot, misogynistic, elitist, patriarchal nut jobs understand that Planned Parenthood is more than just abortion clinics?

In the 800 centers across the country,90% of Planned Parenthood’s health care is preventative cancer screenings, birth control, STD prevention and treatment, breast health services, PAP tests, and sexual health education and treatment. They perform a much needed service to millions of women, men, and teenagers, who otherwise could not afford these services.

The right doesn’t care about this; what they care about is how much control they can exert over a woman and her uterus. Bullying the Komen Foundation into cutting ties with Planned Parenthood is yet another example as to how low the right is willing to sink.

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  1. February 2, 2012 at 1:20 am

    Man, there is so little attention paid for the ones already alive. I’ll never get it.


    • February 2, 2012 at 7:31 pm

      You get it; it’s the Republicans that don’t get it. It’s pretty simple: Equality ostensibly dictates that the genders are equal. If the man has a right to choose what he does or doesn’t do with his body, than by all rights, so should a woman. The last remnants of patriarchy needs to die- like right now!


  2. Sedate Me
    February 2, 2012 at 12:15 pm

    By getting this cowardly outfit to run in fear, Planned Parenthood is now slightly more about abortions than it was before. In the twisted world of evangelical Republicans, that constitutes a “success”. The goal is to pick away every other service until only abortions are left. Then the truth will warp to match their delusion and “good” can defeat “evil”.

    I also see the “private medicine” angle to this. I think they just bristle at the idea of medicine being a non-profit venture.


  3. Sedate Me
    February 3, 2012 at 11:43 am

    Upon some further research, it seems this Komen outfit may have decided it wants to become the charitable wing of the Republican party. (It was started by a Texas Republican, so that requires a smaller philosophical turnaround.)

    It has already sidled up to KFC, Big Pharma’s Merck, and many other big companies interested in polishing their public image though doing some “pink-washing”. The bastards even threaten to sue other charities for use of “their” term “for the cure”.

    Now it sneakily declares itself anti-choice. And it’s all very stealthily done. Like a Trojan Horse, it hides it’s agenda under it’s charitable work, which allows it to advance this new agenda using the money of unwitting donors.

    Coincidentally enough, a new Canadian documentary about pink-washing opens in Canada today. http://www.nfb.ca/playlist/pink_ribbons_inc/ I’m sure it may play in a few American art houses too.


  4. February 15, 2012 at 2:34 pm

    Thank you for speaking honestly and openly. The power of the self-serving right with their very small brains is frightening. Wish I was back in Oz.


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